Audi India, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of its executive class sedan, the new Audi A6 in India. Propelled by four powerful and highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. Prices are expected to start at 37 lakhs for the base petrol to upto 46 lakhs for top end diesel.
The Audi A6 is a big step over the previous model in terms of styling, but it carries over the same philosophy of cutting-edge automotive tech as its brethren. The new Audi A6’s lavish interior is an appealing mix of curves and lines with great detailing and the wraparound dashboard looks terrific. The top-end A6 gets the Quattro four-wheel drive system and Audi’s seven-speed, S-tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The all-new A6 is offered with four engine options. The base model gets a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel which puts out 175bhp and a 3.0-litre TDI churning out 242bhp. The two petrol motors are 2.8-litre FSI and 3.0-litre supercharged TFSI, developing 201bhp and 296bhp respectively.
Audi is expecting to clock big numbers with its base diesel model as the base variants are a preferred choice among luxury car buyers who want to go in for a higher segment model but are also looking for affordability and low running costs. This is evident from the sales of the BMW 5-series where a major chunk of the numbers comes from the base 520d. Audi will hope to emulate this success with its entry level 2.0 TDI.
The company is plans to sell atleast 2000 units of the new A6 this year. The car which comes to India via CKD routes is assembled in the state of Maharashtra at the Aurangabad plant. This has held Audi price the new A6 very aggressively by saving excise duties.
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